Stuxnet Decoded: The real story of the smartest malware ever

October 21, 2010 — The Stuxnet has puzzled and fascinated cybersecurity experts in and out of government. Even months after its discovery, officials are huddled, dissecting this highly sophisticated critical infrastructure threat and trying to discern its meaning.

Was it really aimed at an Iranian nuclear processing facility? Was Israel really the developer?

One of the most knowledgeable people about the structure of Stuxnet is Rodney Joffe, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Neustar.

He sorts out what is known and unknown about Stuxnet, and what the important lessons are.